Former staff

Interns See where our former interns end up. <!– Each row is six photos. When adding a new person, just make sure each row is contained in a “row-fluid” div. –!> Riley Vetterkind, reporter, 2017 Mia Sato, marketing, 2017 Louisa Lincoln, marketing, 2017 Andrew Hahn, reporter, 2017 Hayley Sperling, marketing, 2016 Alex Arriaga, reporter, 2016 […]

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Rural immigration summit focuses on ‘invisible community’

DODGEVILLE — Rapid increases in the Latino population of Wisconsin’s rural areas are reshaping work, school and social life, but also are raising concerns that Spanish-speaking immigrants are often isolated and mistrusted, experts and residents said at an event aimed at fostering better connections between newcomers and long-time residents.

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Wisconsin’s low-income school population rises, includes nearly 4 in 10 elementary students

Nearly four in 10 Wisconsin elementary students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch last school year, and the proportion of low-income elementary students has climbed every year of this decade, according to state Department of Public Instruction data analyzed by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

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Wisconsin voter turnout patterns shift, creating tough landscape for Republicans in governor’s race

Republicans hoping to reclaim the governor’s office in next year’s election will have to overcome shifting patterns of voter turnout. More than two-thirds of the counties that handed victories to Republican President George Bush in 2004 shifted to support Democrat Barack Obama last year, data and interviews show.